Did you know that many youth in foster care go on to do some pretty great things? Here is a few of them and what they accomplished.

John Lennon

John Lennon, foster child, was the founder of the greatest rock group in recording history: the Beatles. With members Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr along with Lennon, the Beatles were the first group in history to enjoy idol status,... Read more

James Dean

Known for his bad boy image — and even looked upon as a sex symbol— James Dean had a passion for cars and talent for acting. He didn’t let his childhood mishaps get in the way of his success. James Dean was born February 8, 1931, in Marion, Indiana... Read more

Ice T

Ice-T, whose given name is Tracy Morrow, was born February 16, 1968 in Newark, New Jersey. He was an only child and when he was very young, his parents were tragically killed in an auto accident. After this event, he learned how to take care of... Read more

Esai Morales

Esai Morales was Born October 1, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents, both immigrants from Puerto Rico, were divorced when he was a child. It was Esai’s mother who most influenced his young life. He was immersed in his Puerto Rican community and... Read more

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy – having a life goal. Going after it no matter what. Born: April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York Birth Name: Edward Regan Murphy Height: 5’91/2” Eddie Murphy has achieved his dream: “I knew it was show biz for the rest of my life”. Starting... Read more

Dave Pelzer

Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he endured the horrors of child abuse which included physical torture, mental cruelty, and near starvation. Dave was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic... Read more

Daunte Culpepper

At 6 feet 4 and 265 pounds, Daunte Culpepper is the largest quarterback in NFL history. He runs a 4.6 second 40 yard dash and can jump 36 inches into the air and can throw the ball 80 yards. Quarterback isn’t the usual position for a player Daunte’s... Read more

Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien is considered by many as “the world’s greatest athlete”. His specialty is the decathlon, a collection of ten track events that includes the high jump, long jump, pole vault, javelin, discus, shot put, the 100, 400, 1500 meter runs, and... Read more


Cher, Cherilyn Sarkasian LaPiere was born on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California. She was the only child of Georgia Holt and John Sarkasian, an Armenian farmer. Her mother divorced her dad while still pregnant with Cher. Cher’s mom, Georgia, was... Read more

Carl Hancock Rux

Carl Hancock Rux has a rich, deep, low toned, striking voice. Usually backed by a band and singers, he uses his gift of an unforgettable voice to perform poetry that he has written himself. To experience his powerful performances makes... Read more